Connectors for 30awg wire?

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Keith Pritchard

Joined Oct 15, 2020
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I need to find some JST or similar, 2 pin, wire-wire, non permanent connectors (with or without wires already fitted), for 30awg silicon wire.

These will be used inside model slot cars and will need to be disconnected and re-connected from time to time.

Any suggestions please: including the best size / spec. / pitch, and special tool requirements if necessary?

Thanks!

Keith.
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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Is the wire stranded or solid? Here's a selection of 24 from Digikey.

https://www.digikey.com/en/products...CAAknLCuAq4UiqqIG5+IDIAJkgABEhEcnK4SMJEMXzKQA

You need to define the number of wires/positions and pitch (1 mm or 1.5 mm). At that wire gauge, it seems most are IDC (insulation displacement) type. There are special tool$$ for doing that. If you search on AAC , you will find various methods members have developed to do without those tools.
 

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Keith Pritchard

Joined Oct 15, 2020
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Thanks very much for pointing me to these data sheets. My wires are stranded. I understand the pitch to be the spacing distance between the pins, if this is not the case please could someone give me a nudge! Cheers.
Keith
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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I need to find some JST or similar, 2 pin, wire-wire, non permanent connectors (with or without wires already fitted), for 30awg silicon wire.
Is there a reason why you don't just use JST connectors?
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They say they only work for #22-28, but they'll probably work with #30. If it's really not thick enough, double up the wire before crimping.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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I did wonder about this but for some reason I didn’t have the wit to consider doubling up!
Necessity is the mother of invention...

I have hundreds of these connectors and wanted to use them with #22 wire. I stuck a stub of thicker wire in with the #22 to crimp.
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When I did that, I didn't have the right crimping tool. Now I do...
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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"These will be used inside model slot cars and will need to be disconnected and re-connected from time to time. "

Those slot cars are somewhat smaller than a Lexus, at least in my experience. I thought the TS needed small.
 
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